Wednesday, November 18, 2009

ANZAC War Memorial

ANZAC War Memorial
The ANZAC War Memorial in Sydney's Hyde Park South is aesthetically significant as the finest work of architect C. Bruce Dellit and is one of the finest examples of interwar Stripped Classical and Art Deco styles in Australia.

It is also an examplar of the work of the most renowned Australian sculptor of the time, Rayner Hoff. It was built by Kell & Rigby builders in 1933-1934.

The stepped pyramid design on the roof is a signature of Dellit's work. This design is reflected in the ceiling of the chapel in Kinselas Hotel just up the road on Taylor square.

Facade detail

War memorial detail

Source Sydney Heritage Listings

More Art Deco information can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.

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